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BEIS Committee Report Warns of Dangers of Pharma Regulatory Divergence after Brexit

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

As we heard at the recent packed annual PING seminar that VWV held, there is no bigger issue facing the pharma industry than Brexit, and in particular the uncertainty over what will happen from a regulatory perspective.

BEIS Committee Report Warns of Dangers of Pharma Regulatory Divergence after Brexit

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Important European Court Decision on the Specific Mechanism - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

The recent case of Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals v Orifarm GmbH has resulted in an important decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the CJEU) on the interpretation of the Specific Mechanism.

Important European Court Decision on the Specific Mechanism - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?

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Medicine Shortage Crisis Sees Clamour for Department of Health to Investigate

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Sir Kevin Barron MP, the Chair of the Parliamentary All Party Pharmacy Group, has called for Steve Brine, the Health Minister, to urgently investigate medicine supply shortages.

Medicine Shortage Crisis Sees Clamour for Department of Health to Investigate

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New UK Immigration Status for EU Citizens and Their Families - What You Need to Know

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

EU citizen employees of Pharma & Life Sciences businesses concerned about their status after Brexit should know that the UK government have recently released more details about the application process they will need to go through to confirm their status.

New UK Immigration Status for EU Citizens and Their Families - What You Need to Know

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Supreme Court Ruling - What Parties Need to Know When Changing Contract Terms

Tuesday, 03 July 2018

Some recent cases have said that contracts could still be changed orally, even with a 'no oral modification clause' in place. But what is the decision by the Supreme Court?

Supreme Court Ruling - What Parties Need to Know When Changing Contract Terms

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Drugs Prescribed 'Off Label' Deemed to Be Competing

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The Italian competition regulator was right to consider a drug licensed to treat eye conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration (Lucentis) and another to treat tumours (Avastin) as competing, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Drugs Prescribed 'Off Label' Deemed to Be Competing

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Patient Survey Overwhelmingly Calls for Pharmacies to Relieve NHS Pressures

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

80% of people believe that access to NHS care has been reduced during the last decade, particularly in the last year; and 90% believe local pharmacies should be providing more NHS services...

Patient Survey Overwhelmingly Calls for Pharmacies to Relieve NHS Pressures

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Government Urged to Do More to Implement Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

In August last year, Professor Sir John Bell unveiled industry-led proposals to build the UK’s status as a world leader in life sciences. The strategy was independent of the Government, so the Government was not bound by it...

Government Urged to Do More to Implement Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

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MHRA Cracks Down on £200m of Prescription-Only Medicines Diverted by Wholesalers and Pharmacists

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is cracking down on the diversion of prescription-only medicines (POMs) from out of the pharmaceutical supply chain.

MHRA Cracks down on £200m of Prescription-Only Medicines Diverted by Wholesalers and Pharmacists

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Courts Show Increased Willingness to Give 'Common Sense' Interpretation to Liability Clauses - But Which One?

Monday, 21 May 2018

When there is a dispute over a commercial contract, inevitably the discussion centres around how much one party can claim against the alleged wrongdoer...

Courts Show Increased Willingness to Give 'Common Sense' Interpretation to Liability Clauses - But Which One?

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London Scientists Lead the Way with Restoring Vision to the Blind

Monday, 21 May 2018

Scientists at University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital have pioneered a new treatment using regenerative medicine to restore sight to blind people.

London Scientists Lead the Way with Restoring Vision to the Blind

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Innovative Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult Manufacturing Centre Opens in Stevenage

Monday, 21 May 2018

The Business Secretary Greg Clark and Science Minister Sam Gyimah were there to officially cut the ribbon and open the centre to 'bridge the gap' between scientific research and commercialisation of the medicines of the future.

Innovative Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult Manufacturing Centre Opens in Stevenage

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EMA Excludes MHRA from Regulating EU Drugs from March 2019 - What Will MHRA Do Next?

Monday, 21 May 2018

The European Medicines Agency has announced that it is reallocating all the regulation of EU medicines currently done by the UK's regulator, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), from Brexit on 30 March 2019.

EMA Excludes MHRA from Regulating EU Drugs - What Will MHRA Do Next?

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The New Dispensing Errors Defence - What Pharmacists Need to Know

Tuesday, 01 May 2018

New legislation came into force on 16 April 2018 which provides pharmacists with a legal defence for inadvertent dispensing errors.

Important European Court Opinion on Specific Mechanism - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?

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Important European Court Opinion on the Specific Mechanism - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The recent case of Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals v Orifarm GmbH has resulted in an important opinion from the EU's Advocate General on the interpretation of the Specific Mechanism.

Important European Court Opinion on Specific Mechanism - What Does This Mean for Parallel Trade?